[CentOS] OT: Digital Video Editor for CentOS 5.2 - Suggestions?

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Wed Aug 6 18:33:39 UTC 2008

John R Pierce wrote:
> bad news is, you really should have a separate drive just for video 
> capture to reduce disk contention as the streaming rate of the capture 
> can't be interrupted.   its only around 3MB/sec, so its not /that/  bad 
> with today's faster drives, but still.

Well, it depends. If you're just browsing and reading email, a separate 
drive is really quite unnecessary. I got away with a single drive for 
everything, I just bumped up the buffers in dvgrab to like 200 frames or 
so (about 7 seconds for NTSC) and everything was fine.

dvgrab will tell you if it drops frames. If it does, you know you have 
to either:
- increase the buffer even more
- stop messing around with the system
- should the previous fail, then get a dedicated drive

Florin Andrei


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